(syn. H. nobilis var. japonica f. magna)

This is by far the most influential form amongst Japanese hepaticas where many exciting cultivars have been found.


The larger flowers have oval sepals, and the largest numbers of stamens and pistils of all the Japanese hepaticas. It is however the richer

colours and the variability and complexity of the flower structure which makes H. japonica f. magna so special. The colours can be vibrant or subtle, ranging from rich blues, violet and purple, through reds and rose to pure pristine whites. Flowering from March to April in the wild.


The larger leaves can have either rounded or acute lobes, green or beautifully marbled.


Clump forming, evergreen perennials.


The Asian hepaticas require an extremely sheltered position if grown outside. Plant on a cool, well-drained slope in a light ‘fluffy’ soil rich in leaf mould. It is essential that they are exposed to early spring sunshine, but they must receive plenty of shade immediately after flowering and especially during the heat of the summer. They will thrive under deciduous trees and shrubs or in crevices in the rock garden, performing best where there is good humidity. They respond well to a top-dressing of leaf-mould in autumn and an annual feed of fish, blood and bone in late winter. Remove old leaves just before flowering. 

The Asian species of hepaticas are better grown in an alpine house in clay pots, where they will flower to perfection providing an excellent display during winter or early spring. 

Full cultural instructions are sent with every order.

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